Preview: ~Flow Mill @ The Mining Institute
By Jake Lowes on July 11, 2012 in Art & Design
~Flow is a tide-mill – a floating building on the River Tyne that generates its own power using a tidal waterwheel. The on-board instruments respond to the constantly changing environment of the river, generating sound and data.
Have you ever wondered how it got from the drawing board to the Tyne? Join Buro Happold engineer Andrew Walker as he shares the story of creating this landmark piece of public artwork and of the challenges and the highlights that were encountered along the way. 18th July, 6.30pm The Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
You’ll Hear about the unique structural and marine engineering solutions that emerged in creating this ambitious work which mixes traditional craft with digital innovation. Andrew Walker (Buro Happold): From the Drawing Board to the Tyne is part of a programme of summer activities that celebrate the fascinating technological research behind ~Flow, a series of exciting projects which explore the relationship between art, energy, design and industry.
Ed Carter the project leader breaks it down for us: “When you talk about all the different concepts of ~Flow it sounds quite complicated. But looking at it with fresh eyes you get it purpose straight away, which Is what we wanted to achieve.”
The talk takes place on the 18th of July, 6.30pm at The Mining Institute.